Reconciling the temperature dependence of respiration across timescales and ecosystem types

@article{YvonDurocher2012ReconcilingTT,
  title={Reconciling the temperature dependence of respiration across timescales and ecosystem types},
  author={Gabriel Yvon-Durocher and Jane M. Caffrey and Alessandro Cescatti and Matteo Dossena and Paul Del Giorgio and Josep M. Gasol and Jos{\'e} M. Montoya and Jukka Pumpanen and Peter A. Staehr and Mark Trimmer and Guy Woodward and Andrew P. Allen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={487},
  pages={472-476}
}
Ecosystem respiration is the biotic conversion of organic carbon to carbon dioxide by all of the organisms in an ecosystem, including both consumers and primary producers. Respiration exhibits an exponential temperature dependence at the subcellular and individual levels, but at the ecosystem level respiration can be modified by many variables including community abundance and biomass, which vary substantially among ecosystems. Despite its importance for predicting the responses of the… Expand
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